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Along with keeping your goat up to date with vaccines and deworming, have your goat’s hooves trimmed three to four weeks before the show date, then a week before the show so her feet are in top condition. Trim or clip your goat at least a week beforehand, so that any slip of the clippers have some chance to grow in. Bathe your goat the day before the show, and fill her stall at the 4 H fair full of shavings to help keep her clean. She’ll need brushing and spot cleaning prior to entering the class.
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